THE WORLD OF WORK IS CHANGING
In our fast moving world everything changes extremely quickly and the job market is no different. Technology is developing, more and more jobs emerging that are technology focused or have a digital focus as do new most in demand skills.
Consequently, there is more and more opportunities to work remotely, needing only laptop and internet connection.
While I personally think it is an amazing thing that can give people freedom to work from anywhere in the world and not be tied to one place, on the other side, with the change in the jobs that we need now, comparing to those that we needed even a couple of years ago, there comes the change in in demand skills that we need to have to be able to do our current jobs.
NEW AND FUTURE JOBS
Here are some examples of new and future jobs that didn’t really exist until not long ago:
- Millenium Generations Expert
- Digital Marketing Specialist
- 3D Designer
- Robot Coordinator
- Virtual Reality Designer
- Big Data Strategist
- Remote Health Specialist
- User Experience Specialist
- App Developers
- Agile Deveopers
and so on. You got the point. And it is no surprise that with the new jobs come new skills.
NEW IN DEMAND SKILLS
Did you know that by 2022, more than 54% of all the employees will need substantial reskilling? That is more than half of all the people! And 25% of those people will need reskilling within next 1-3 months to be able to do their jobs.
But it is not only technical skills that we need to be learning ourselves and training our employees in. In the research done by The World Economic Forum the top most in demand skills of the future are Soft skills with Leadership skills being the 1st of the top 10!
Here is the list of top 10 most in demand skills of the future:
- Leadership and social influence
- Management Skills
- Communication and Negotiation
- Problem solving
- Critical Thinking
- Teaching and Training
- Technology Design and Programming
- System Analysis and Evaluation
That is quite a few skills that we all need to start acquiring to be successful in our careers or run successful and profitable businesses. It is especially crucial for entrepreneurs and small business owners, as we have to wear a lot of hats that require having these skills.
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